GAA president Larry McCarthy admits that the latest breach of intercounty training protocols has done the Association some reputational damage but says they will work hard to restore confidence from people.

Monaghan GAA suspended senior football manager Seamus McEnaney on Thursday, after confirming a breach of Covid-19 guidelines.

This followed a breach of guidelines by the Dublin footballers recently and before that Cork and Down footballers.

It was reported this morning that the GAA were investigating footage of the Monaghan senior squad collectively training, which was in breach of both government and GAA regulations.

The Monaghan county board has admitted to "a breach of the Covid-19 regulations and guidelines", and suspended McEnaney for three months with immediate effect.

Speaking today, GAA president Larry McCarthy described the latest issue as 'unfortunate'.

"We held a management committee meeting this morning dealing with the latest breach and we have appointed a committee to investigate it," he said.

"It was unfortunate that it took place but it did, 10 days ago, and we will investigate it and deal with it.

"It has done us reputational damage, but we will work to get that back.

"There is no appetite for breaches of guidelines, and we will continue to work to get that confidence from people back again.

"Hopefully there will be no more breaches and while April 19 is the deadline for teams to return, I’m looking forward to the 26th and getting kids back so we can show what we really do in communities."

The president said that any further potential breaches would have an impact.

"Any breach concerns us and if breaches occur, they’ll have an impact."

As the GAA’s revised fixtures plan was unveiled, McCarthy expressed confidence that the intercounty and club programme of games can be completed once public health guidelines continue to allow games to be played.

"Once we have permission to run our championships, we can run the whole thing," he said.

"The Central Competitions Control Committee finds it a good programme and has compacted 27 weeks into 20."